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‘Angel wings in the sky for Will’

An angel above the cane: Will Murdoch laid to rest.

ANGEL wings appeared in the sky as Will Murdoch was being taken to his final resting place.

Hinchinbrook Shire has been devastated by the loss of the 12-year-old, who played as a dummy half for Crushers Rugby League Club and was a budding rodeo star.

But one of Will’s relatives spotted some incredible natural events at his funeral that brought comfort in tragedy.

Madeleine Sheahan said: ‘As the sea of sad faces and sore hearts took Will home for the last time to his resting place at Midway, Long Pocket, with the sounds of the waterfalls flowing all around him, the procession of all who loved him was guided above by what appears to be angel wings in the sky.

‘Not only in the sky was something bigger than us present, but also hundreds of dragonflies of all colours surrounded the church throughout the ceremony and remained present for the entire ceremony until Will was walked out.

‘Andy, Kelly and Kenzi, there are no words other than just love and aching hearts.’

Kylie Crisafulli responded to the photo, posted on a tribute page for Will, writing: ‘Beautiful!.

‘I thought the exact same thing – the sky was full of angels today.’

Meagan Furber added: ‘The dragonflies at the church were amazing. They are a reminder for us that angels were there.’

Nat Stanford said: ‘Wow! How amazing. Fly high Will!’.

Will Peter Murdoch is the son of Andy and Kelly Murdoch (nee Sheahan), brother of Kenzie, nephew of Cody and Holly Sheahan and cousin of their children, and grandson of Peter and Sue Murdoch and Peter and Jenny Sheahan.

He brought joy to all and will be dearly missed. May he rest in peace.

A younger Will in his unmistakable hat.
Will and Kenzie at their ‘Pop’ Peter Murdoch’s 70 birthday.
Andy, Kelly, Will and Kenzie Murdoch.
Will sitting on his uncle Cody Sheahan’s lap, with Auntie Holly, grandparents Peter and Jenny Sheahan, sister Kenzie, father Andy and mother Kelly Murdoch.

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